In “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s three “love” lines, such as “because I was in love with you.” already appeared in the trailer, clearly show the love between the two, It also shows more about the characters and the plot (the first two sentences are missing in the Chinese mainland theatrical version):
Warning: Spoilers for “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” below! ! !
- When Dumbledore and Grindelwald met in the restaurant, Grindelwald talked about their grand dreams for the world when they were young, Dumbledore said: “.because I was in love with you. (past tense).
- Dumbledore and Newt talked about Credence’s life experience and said “(Grindelwald) The summer Gellert and I fell in love…(Aberforth also fell in love with a girl)”.
- Grindelwald yells at Dumbledore angrily after his plan fails, “Dumbledore, Who will love you now?”
While Rowling has confirmed multiple times and audiences have known that Dumbledore’s love for Grindelwald is clear, explicit “showing” at the script and story level is another thing.
Love can still be understood as all kinds of love, and in love cannot be understood as anything other than love in such a context, and hearing the phrase “I love (over) you” is really different. There is a sourness.
It should be noted that for 1899, it was “Gellert The summer Gellert and I fell in love…”
What happened, we still know only a few words, what promises the two gave each other, and what kind of management they have done for this relationship, it is still unknown.
But now it is certain that Dumbledore and Grindelwald have “loved”, and now they have to be hostile, they also have a deep obsession with each other.
Jude Law, who plays Dumbledore, said that in the reunion scene, the two felt “sad, longing and alert” for each other.
The difference is that Dumbledore is very candid about this love, he will speak directly to Grindelwald himself, and he does not shy away from speaking to other (of course, he trusts) people.
Just like the unbearable memories of his sister’s death and his brother’s rebellion that summer, many pasts have made Dumbledore very painful in his heart, but in the film he did not avoid and suppress such pain, but chose to face it directly.
Grindelwald, on the other hand, did not continue the topic when he heard Dumbledore say because I was in love with you. He never mentioned it in the film.
It was only when he failed in the end that he offered “love” in anger and disappointment, and like so many people we’ve seen in our lives, love made them miserable and terrified (also because of Dumbledore’s power,” Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” once said that he is the most feared person in Grindelwald), and will use it as a weapon to hurt the opponent.
Director David Yates told us about the two characters’ different attitudes towards love: “Dumbledore has to be honest, honest, that’s who he is. Grindelwald is hard to read. … He’s elusive, just by nature. Love to take advantage of people.”
We are not unfamiliar with such a model. For some people, outsiders always have the question “Does he love each other, or is he taking advantage of it?”
But outsiders can’t define love, and some people seem to be like this, and they will calculate everything they have, whether there is love or not.
It wasn’t false that Grindelwald cared about Dumbledore, so he only got more angry when he failed.
Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Grindelwald, told us about Grindelwald’s Who will love you now? line: “He absolutely loves him, but at this moment disappointment prevails.”
Both are leaders and have something to maintain in this world, Dumbledore is articulate, Grindelwald is accustomed to manipulating and exploiting people’s hearts.
In this installment, they all form loyal teams to achieve their goals, but in different motives and ways.
Both have “love” for each other, but love makes them do things very differently. They are so similar, yet diametrically opposed.
And the relationship between the two of them really loves each other and kills each other, which adds a new dimension to the traditional relationship between the pros and cons of Hollywood blockbusters.
Love and hate, strong personal emotions, add more variables to the direction of the story of maintaining world order, and are also unique to the “Fantastic Beasts” series.
The first sentence of the three lines also appeared in the trailer, let’s reminisce ↓ The full version of the trailer is the dialogue (there are some deletions compared to the main film):
- “What you’re doing is madness.”
- “Dumbledore, with or without you, I’ll burn down their world , there is nothing you can do to stop me. Do you really intend to turn your back on your own kind?”
- “It was you said we could reshape the world. It is what We said we do.”
- “Because I was in love with you.”
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